Restoring Files and Folders from a Snapshot

You can restore individual files or entire folders to a previous state using snapshots. The number of files and the total file size affect the duration of the restoration process.

Tip:
  • Use snapshot revert to quickly restore all files and folders on a volume. For details, see Reverting to a Volume or LUN Snapshot.

  • You can restore files and folders from a snapshots in File Station by enabling Enable File Station Snapshot Directory for administrators. For details, see Snapshot Settings.

  1. Go to Main Menu > Storage & Snapshots > Storage/Snapshot.
  2. Select a thick volume, thin volume, or LUN.

    The volume or LUN must contain at least one snapshot.

  3. Click Snapshot and then select Snapshot Manager.

    The Snapshot Manager window opens.

  4. Select a snapshot.
  5. Select the files and folders that you want to restore.
  6. Click Restore and then select one of the following.

    Option

    Description

    Restore File

    When selected, QTS restores the files and folders to their original locations.

    Warning:

    Restoring files to their original locations overwrites all changes that were made to the files after the snapshot was taken.

    Restore File to

    When selected, you must specify a storage location for the restored files and folders.

    You can restore the files to a local or remote folder. If you are restoring a folder, you can restore it as a new NAS shared folder.

  7. Click OK.

QTS restores the files and folders to the specified location and then displays a message.